Skip to comments.Explaining why Mitt Romney really voted to convict Trump
Posted on 02/06/2020 8:19:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Mitt Romney didn't just shoot inside the Grand Old Party's tent by voting for one article of impeachment against President Trump. The Utah senator became a heretic to the very people who once supported him, financially and electorally.
The vote for conviction goes beyond mere policy disagreement, such as the proper tax rate for depreciation recapture. It goes beyond refusing to defend your party head. What Romney did was lob a M67 into the center of the Republican Party, intended for everyone from Ted Cruz to Susan Collins to lifelong GOP member Ethel Grannysmith in Boca Raton, before retreating to the warm fastness of media approbation.
Mitt Romney wasn't voting for Trump's impeachment as much as he was voting to obviate the electoral will of millions.
The Romney-Amash comparison many journalists are now making is fitting. Rep. Amash, who left the Republican Party in a huff last 4th of July, joined House Democrats in voting for Trump's impeachment. "Mitt Romney and Justin Amash deserve a lot of respect for doing the right thing when it was hard," declared Vox founder Ezra Klein. "Every Republican in Congress knows that Donald Trump is guilty," professed CNN's Keith Boyken. "Only one (Justin Amash) was willing to say that in the House, and Trump forced him to leave the party. Now one (Mitt Romney) has said that in the Senate, and history will judge the rest for their cowardice."
Even Max Boot, another former Republican, recognized Romney's and Amash's synchronistic Trump enmity. But, as with Romney, the source of Amash's angst isn't Trump it's Republican voters who don't share his love of Hayek and the untrammeled flow of people and capital across borders.
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Romney tries to hide his contempt for the average GOP voter behind a veneer of salt-and-peppered elder statesmanship. But he’s just as petty and small as those he gets on his tiptoes to look down upon.
Former staffers on the Romney campaign are rebuking their former boss, saying he’s “motivated by bitterness and jealously.” That’s somewhat true, but it’s not the full story. As much as Romney craves hero status among the Georgetown set, he hates that the very people who backed his presidential run also stood behind a vulgar reality TV host.
The difference is that Trump won. Romney will never forgive Republicans for making that happen.
Here’s the real reason.
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I have a limited tolerance for seeing this f*r’s name on my screen.
I’ll try to read this later.
Oligarch tool is why.
Mitt was a carpetbagger who came calling on UT because no one else in the country would elect him.
Romney is just a photoshopped version of Adam Schiff, only less honest, staggering as that is.
It is amusing to google stories from the 2012 election and see how the press abused Mittens. Now he is going to be the toast of the town.
Mitt needs cover
When He’s brought
Up on charges.
He’s McCain with a better bank account......................
Turn on the mainstream media (really don’t, just take my word for this). Mitt is receiving almost universal praise from the same people who said he was literally Hitler in 2012. Imagine how good that makes him feel; and, it’s happening on television, which means it’s real! He’s now a good person!
If that sounds narcissistic, well, it is.
was seen some years ago walking on the ice of Lake Winnipesaukee carrying a 12 ft aluminium extension ladder segment to guard against breaking through.
I'm trying to stay on this does of blood pressure pill. Pelosi, CNN talking heads, Michael Moore,Schiff and Nadler---and of course Mittens----challenge the Rx too much.
You would have lost 3 cream filled donuts based on Senate votes for removal.
Assuming that is true, I still don’t see why Mitt actually voted “guilty” if he KNEW the rest of the party wouldn’t - missing the 2/3 target by a wide margin. Were it close already and his vote needed to bump it over, yes - but in actuality he took severe personal damage for no benefit to his possibly corrupt advisor. If anything, voting “not guilty” would enhance the “it’s partisanship” view; instead, his vote draws attention to “his advisor is corrupt”.
And Glen Beck still defends his religion principles.
There is no hero status from the press when a Dem moves across the isle to vote with GOP.
True. To Mitt, the people around him are to be used and discarded. They only exist if he acknowledges them to exist. A sick puppy.
He reportedly did not inform his own niece (at the RNC) what his was going to do until she heard it on news reports like us.
For those who do not know: Ronna Romney McDaniel is the Chair of the Republican National Committee and is a granddaughter of the late Michigan Governor and businessman George W. Romney and niece of Senator Mitt Romney .
Dude - he lost to Obama ! thats enough right there
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